Tara's Current Businesses/Past Projects
Now & Then
TL Consulting Incorporated
Small Business Consulting, Project, Program & Community Development for Small Business Owners and Economic Development Groups focused on Entrepreneurial and Small Business Sector Development
Astraea Gems and Minerals
Speciality Gem Distributor
BC | Colorado (website coming soon!)
New Moon ~ Gifts for the Spirit
Yoga Shanti & The Zen Den
Coombs, BC (2006 - 2016)
The Garden Muse (1996-2018)
Sustainable Garden Design
Qualicum Beach | Victoria BC
Current Projects, Instruction & Partnership Development
Curriculum Development and Delivery:
BNM 010 – Business Management Fundamentals
North Island College + Community Futures Central Interior First Nation
Business Development and Program Promotion
Application Research and
Development and Writing
North Island College + Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce
Instruction of Business Management Fundamentals – BNM 010
Community Futures Central Interior First Nation + NIC
Instruction of Business Management Fundamentals - BNM 010
NIC + The Village of Gold River
partnership development and application development and submission
NIC + CF Alberni + Clayoquot
Development of partnership for Digital Design Training Delivery ~ Program inclusive of Business Owners and Student Designer
Application Development Submission
NIC – Fall 2020 - Business Planning for Market Gardeners
Port Alberni Campus – Online Delivery
Curriculum Development and Instruction
NIC – Spring 2021 – How to be an Independent Contractor
Port Hardy Campus – Online Delivery – HEO Group – River’s Inlet
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Past Projects & Affiliations
2017-2018 BC Fires Floods Business and Community Support
Tara worked with the National Office of Canadian Red Cross and the BC CRC Leadership Team in the Capacity of Advisor for Small Business and Indigenous Livelihood Economic Recovery Programs.
In this capacity, Tara supported program development and implementation stakeholder relationship and management, local program delivery and coordination, and one to one business support throughout the East Kootenays, Central Interior and North Central BC.
2020-22 Covid-19 Pandemic Business Support
Both as a Freelance Consultant and In the capacity of Business Development Office with Community Futures, Tara served over 200 Vancouver Island and BC businesses with pivot strategy for business resilience through Covid 19 . As a BDO with CF, Tara assisted with and initiated programs for community development through Project Central (projectcentral.ca) the City of PA, and the Skate and MTB Park Association to name a few.
People Saying Good Things . . .
I met Tara in the Digital Education Expertise Program. Tara was teaching business fundamentals. It was clear from the beginning that Tara came in with experience and knowledge. Her kind way of offering helpful advice put me right at ease. Her perspectives and knowledge was incredibly helpful to me. She helped me lay out long and short term goals for my current business and my pivot project. I highly recommend connecting with Tara if you are in business or starting a business. She will give you fresh new insights and help clarify areas of business you may not be aware of. I am super grateful for her own expertise in Small Business.
Kirsten Werner, Owner of Cumberland Village Wellness
More Good Things . . .
I have had the pleasure of working with [Tara] numerous times with several projects. I have required her professional guidance and expertise to help me navigate on which direction I should be moving towards within my businesses.
Tara knows her stuff and cuts to the chase. Tara is hard working and consistent in her delivery. It is always a pleasure to work with her and I'm always impressed by how she takes such care listening to my needs. I'm also amazed at what she can accomplish in just a few short hours.I look forward to continuing our working relationship and I highly recommend her and her consulting firm.
Jenn Gibb, Beyond the Fence
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